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March 2, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The University of Pennsylvania exceeded its recent fund-raising goal by almost $1 billion, bringing in $4.3 billion in its "Making History Campaign," officials announced Thursday. Penn surpassed the $3.5 billion target, announced in 2007, 16 months before the official end of the campaign in December. That's especially noteworthy considering that the campaign was launched just before the country plunged into recession. The university has used the money to increase financial aid, support research and interdisciplinary programming, and boost its endowment.
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The University of Pennsylvania exceeded its fundraising goal by almost a billion dollars, bringing in $4.3 billion in its "Making History Campaign," officials announced Thursday. Penn surpassed the $3.5 billion target, announced in 2007, 16 months before the official end of the campaign in December. That's especially noteworthy considering the campaign was launched just before the country plunged into a recession. The university has used the funds to increase financial aid, support research and interdisciplinary programming and boost its endowment.
NEWS
February 25, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Swarthmore College will use part of a $20 million gift it received Saturday to provide financial aid to a cadre of "global scholars" from the United States and other countries. The $8 million, which will create the Global Scholars Program, will support students who have both financial need and an interest in global leadership, president Rebecca Chopp said. "Financial aid is a core value for us, and we want to become more of an international school," said Giles "Gil" Kemp, a 1972 alumnus, who along with his wife, Barbara Guss Kemp, made the gift.
NEWS
February 24, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Swarthmore College will use part of a $20 million gift it received on Saturday to provide financial aid to a cadre of "global scholars" from both the United States and other countries. The $8 million, which will create the "Global Scholars Program," will support students who have both financial need and an interest in global leadership, President Rebecca Chopp said. "Financial aid is a core value for us, and we want to become more of an international school," said Giles "Gil" Kemp, a 1972 alumnus, who along with his wife, Barbara Guss Kemp, made the gift.
NEWS
January 16, 2013 | FROM WIRE REPORTS
Two people were killed and three wounded Tuesday in shootings at two schools in Kentucky and Missouri. In Hazard, Ky., two people were slain and a juvenile female was critically injured in a parking-lot shooting at Hazard Community and Technical College. Police Chief Minor Allen said the shooting just before 6 p.m. "could be related to a domestic-type situation" unrelated to the school. The victims had not been identified as of 9 p.m., but Allen said those who died were a man in his mid-50s and a woman in her late 20s. The young girl was critically injured and was at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.
NEWS
January 11, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Enrollment at Community College of Philadelphia fell 4 percent last fall, and officials suspect tightened eligibility guidelines for federal financial aid are to blame in part. Full-time student enrollment on its own took an even bigger hit, dropping 8.3 percent, from 5,540 in fall 2011 to 5,076 last fall. Throughout the region, other community colleges also report dips or flat enrollment, and note that students who in the past would have received aid, known as Pell grants, are going without.
NEWS
December 21, 2012
'TIS THE season for stockings, car commercials, wish lists, egg nog and scammers. With the student financial-aid application season beginning soon, state officials are reminding students and families that they may be contacted by individuals or companies via email, social media or traditional mail, offering assistance in securing scholarship money for a fee. Some of the organizations are legitimate; others are not. Families can avoid scams...
SPORTS
December 20, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SCOTT HARTNELL doesn't need to be on the ice to win. The Flyers forward recently defeated former Flyer James van Riemsdyk - now with the Maple Leafs - in a contest to see who could raise the most money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Power of 2 charity set up the wager in which the duo went head-to-head online. Hartnell raised $22,000 for the Empire State Relief fund, $4,000 more than JVR pulled in for Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Because he "lost," JVR will go Christmas shopping for Hartnell at the Mall of America in Minneapolis on Wednesday.
NEWS
November 14, 2012 | BY SARA KHAN, Daily News Staff Writer khans@phillynews.com, 215-854-5713
GET READY FOR a media blitz about Philadelphia Catholic schools. Choose My Future, a new archdiocesan marketing campaign, aims to boost enrollment in the 17 Catholic high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia through online and radio advertisements. A newly retooled website also informs potential students. The program is "part of a larger effort to reinvigorate Catholic education and reengage our enthusiastic and devoted alumni by highlighting the individual excellence and collective greatness of the Catholic high schools," said Samuel Casey Carter, chief executive officer of the Faith in the Future Foundation, which provides strategic management for the city's Catholic schools.
NEWS
August 31, 2012 | By John Christoffersen, Associated Press
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Richard C. Levin, who as president of Yale University transformed the Ivy League school with a major building and renovation program, an expansion in financial aid, and growing international ties, announced Thursday that he is stepping down at the end of the academic year after 20 years. Levin, 65, has served longer than any other president currently in the Ivy League or the 61-member Association of American Universities. His legacy extends well beyond Yale, with several of his administrators going on to lead top universities such as Duke, MIT, Oxford, and Cambridge.
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